Parenting

Hashing it out on NBC: More on the Marijuana Talks

March 10, 2014

I had such fun writing my last post on talking with kids about pot, especially concocting the subheadings. But it had gotten past the length of one post, so here are some follow-on thoughts, specifically about comparing marijuana to alcohol. ~~~~~ Weeding out my thoughts A few weeks ago I was interviewed about moms and […]

How to Talk with Your Tweens & Teens about Marijuana

March 1, 2014

Hello, Mary. Hello, Jane. Like many Colorado moms, I’ve had to prepare for how to talk with my tween/teen about cannabis in light of a new law that allows adults to use marijuana recreationally. The libertarian in me is pleased that we have become more consistent in how we handle pot vs alcohol and tobacco, […]

Does Open Adoption Get Easier?

October 9, 2013

Hey, I was there at the headwaters of this Open Adoption Roundtable topic! Last week I led workshops on openness in adoption in Seattle, Portland and Eugene (OR) for an agency whose values closely align with my own, Open Adoption & Family Services.* The staff members at all three offices were incredibly hospitious (to employ […]

Oversharenting: Are you guilty of it on Facebook?

October 11, 2012

The Today Show aired a segment this week that highlighted STFU, Parents, a site run by Blair Koenig. The blog, born in March of 2009 (from its About page), …is a submission-based “public service” blog that mocks parent overshare on social networking sites…The site serves as a guide for parents on what NOT to post […]

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